Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #389 | September 7, 2022

Damp sand is a theme in this week’s digest and will be a theme within conversations at November’s conference. But the question is: how big of a market is it? Where does it work? Is it the “next thing”, or will it only apply to situations that make sense?


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This Week's News

Just How Much Damp Sand Is Really Going Downhole In The Permian These Days?

Lots of people talk about wet sand. We quantify it – mine by mine, crew by crew, operator by operator – to put some context on market penetration.

Proposed sand mine near Dinosaur shelved by unlikely allies — red tape and sage grouse

Hardly a week after launching an environmental review this month, the Bureau of Land Management suspended its evaluation to address a critical question that has little to do with environmental impacts and everything to do with bureaucracy.

+1 Permian Basin Damp Sand Proximity Mine

Although the official announcement is light on details, this Permian Basin sand supply comes online.

European Governments, Companies Gird for Higher Prices After Russia Gas Cutoff

With Nord Stream being cut off, the demand for American gas looks likely to only continue climbing and climbing.

Cash Is King

It’s much easier to spend growth capital when each well drilled and completed is a smaller and smaller percentage of your cash on hand! So how’s that looking for the various oilfield participants?

Australia: Omega is bringing a new perspective to its Permian gas play

Australia's eastern shale play needs more gas to meet rising demand. This E&P thinks they have the answer.

Australia: Plans to mine Northern Territory sand for fracking in the Beetaloo Basin

Territory Sands says it has identified a resource of 110 million tonnes of sand near the tiny town of Larrimah, which it believes could be used for fracking gas wells.

UK: Is there really any future in fracking?

The Tory leadership hopefuls want to end the ban on shale gas extraction and shares in UK drilling firms have soared.

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